Predictions for the San Diego Padres’ 2018 Season

January 18, 2018

At the end of the 2017 season, Ron Fowler, executive chairman for the Padres, told Dan Sileo in an interview on the Mighty 1090: “It pains me to say this, but 81-81 is very reasonable for 2018.” Since the Padres won only 71 games in 2017, a 10-game improvement would definitely be a huge step in the right direction. However, other MLB prognosticators have quite a different view of how…

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Ending the Concept of “Padres University”

January 16, 2018

The Padres’ franchise has always had trouble when it comes to developing a sense of tradition and cultivating a winning philosophy. There are many reasons why the team has failed to become relevant in Major League Baseball over the years. Among the issues is the franchise’s failure to keep their own cultivated talent (whether they were acquired via trade or homegrown) and build a winning team around them. That’s the…

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5 Reason Why the Padres Should NOT Sign Eric Hosmer

January 5, 2018

The San Diego Padres might sign free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. It’s easy to see why San Diego fans are excited about the possibility: he’s young (28), has already played for a World Champion—the 2015 Royals, hits for power, plays solid defense, and is a clubhouse leader. According to USA Today, the Padres have already offered Hosmer a seven-year contract, worth roughly $20 million per year. But here is…

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My San Diego Padres Christmas Wish List

December 23, 2017

Growing up, I was always excited to get San Diego Padres gear for Christmas. From jerseys to signed baseballs, I wanted it all. In my own childish way, I still do. This time, I am going to have a bit of a “grown-up Christmas list.” I want things the Padres need to be a successful, sustainable franchise and a force to be reckoned with in the next decade. Here is…

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The Rumor Mill Activity and What it Means for the Direction of the San Diego Padres

December 21, 2017

If you have been following the Padres’ off-season closely, you know they have been rumored to be in the mix to sign Eric Hosmer to a long-term deal. Even more surprising, they have reached out to the Marlins to inquire about Christian Yelich. These are two players who are highly desired by several teams across the league. If the Padres were able to make each of these moves, it would…

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Could Wily Peralta be a bounce-back candidate for the Padres to sign in 2018?

November 18, 2017

Well, it seems that I haven’t learned my lesson after the Padres Twitter backlash that my last article received, in which I made the case that the team should bring back Tyson Ross in 2018. I know that many fans don’t want to read about the team picking up broken toys. It’s not sexy. I get it. I just can’t bring myself to write about the Padres signing Yu Darvish…

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Can Chris Paddack Make a Strong Return in 2018?

November 16, 2017

On June 30th, 2016, the San Diego Padres traded Fernando Rodney to the Miami Marlins for a young, talented pitcher in Chris Paddack. At the time, Rodney was having a phenomenal season and the Marlins acquired him in order to bolster a weakened bullpen as they were looking to make a playoff push. The Padres would command a decent return, based on Rodney´s success at the time, and would acquire…

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PNO (Positives Negatives Outlook): Jabari Blash

November 15, 2017

Jabari Blash was traded to the San Diego Padres in December of 2015 by the Oakland Athletics after they claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Jabari made his big league debut for the Padres in April of 2016, and since then, he has been more or less an anomaly. 251 players were drafted before Jabari Blash in the 2010 June Amateur Draft, a class that has proven to…

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The San Diego Padres Should Bring Back Tyson Ross

November 10, 2017

It feels like the last time that Tyson Ross took the mound in a San Diego Padres uniform was ages ago. It was April 4, 2016. Ross was selected by the team to be the opening day starter for the first time in his career. He went up against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Padres fans knew that it would be an uphill battle against the three-time Cy…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Phil Maton

October 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ bullpen didn’t stand out to fans as a success this year, although it was much better than most people realized. Beyond a few injuries and down years from key members, this Padres bullpen had the pieces to be one of the brighter spots on the team. The Padres are now left with many formidable pieces in the pen, one of them being Phil Maton. Phil Maton…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Matt Strahm

October 9, 2017

With the postseason well underway and the Padres season more than a week in the rearview mirror, the offseason is in full swing in San Diego. Sure, we have plenty to watch in what has already been an exciting postseason, but the time has come to start looking back on what was in the 2017 season and what to expect in 2018. In order to get a more holistic view…

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The Pros & Cons to Potentially Signing Mike Moustakas

September 29, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a positive 2017 season. Despite the fact the team finished fourth in their division, they played better than most predicted. For a team that was supposed to lose 100 games, the Padres played exceptionally well. The youth on the team produced, for the most part, and the inadequacies in the pitching staff were not a major issue for young manager Andy Green. Yes, the staff…

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